Comfortable Hospital Clothing – INGA Wellbeing

 

Comfortable Hospital Clothing – INGA Wellbeing

I am working in collaboration with INGA wellbeing to try out their clothing range that is designed with dignity in mind for people spending time in hospital. I chose the cross over top in blue that is currently priced at £69.95

They have a small range of items and they are currently only available in two colours Blue or Peach. Since I am plus size I had to have the largest top that had which is a size 18. It fitted me well but the sizing is not too generous so I think it would fit someone 20 at a push.

I love the design of these hospital clothes they have women and men options. Some people feel that it is important to dress well when they are in hospital as if they feel they look nice they will not feel as poorly. TBH I am a comfy PJs sort of girl but after trying this range I can easily be converted.

If you are going through a long term illness then these hospital designed clothes can make your stay more comfortable. The clothes have even been tested for use in scans and MRI and are classed as safe so you dont even have to put one of those nasty hospital gowns on that always show your bum no matter how tight you tie it round.

It might sound a little strange but I feel that these clothes would make me want to get out of bed more during my hospital stay as they look totally normal. I know during a recent inpatient stay I didnt want to get out of bed as it was too much hassle for me to get dressed and undressed again as I was in so much pain but with these they look more like lounge wear than bed wear.

Also a added bonus of getting out of bed is the reduction of bed sores and also keeps muscles active so reduces that weak feeling you get when you have been stuck in bed for a few days.

Hospital Clothing range

Womens back-opening dress

hospital dress shown in peach and blue

Night gown / dress Image courtesy IMGA Wellbeing

This is a great design and if the sizes went higher I would have chosen this as I loved the functionality of it. 

  • Opens fully at the back to make dressing in bed and toilet-trips easier but with a generous cross over to preserve modesty at all times.
  • Discreet poppered openings along the sleeves and to the stomach and lower chest area accommodate IV lines, drains, feeding tubes and monitors, without snagging or pulling.
  • Flexible fastening system is simple (belt threaded through side holes) and secure as a choice of press studs enables dress to be loosened or tightened as desired. No need to sleep with the belt done up.
  • Soft, stretchy, natural fabric ensures maximum comfort and helps to regulate body temperature and odour.
  • Interior pockets can hold small drains discreetly, hiding all tubing and making moving about more possible, while being viewed from the outside to minimise undressing.
  • It is possible to lift the cowl for greater coverage of the chest area (Source : INGA Wellbeing)

Cross over top

Me being a model wearing the blue cross over top in hospital

Being a model

I wore my cross over top to a chemotherapy session and the nurse was also really impressed with the design. The top is quite discreet in the way the clothes have been designed such as the poppers on the sleeve are well hidden. It wasn’t until I put the top on that I appreciated the design as it really is a great top for wearing in hospital. It has poppers on sleeves so you can get easy access to take bloods or for wires from drips etc.

The cross over top is ideal if you are hooked up to drips in hospital this ima ge shows me wearing it whilst having chemotherapy

The cross over top is ideal if you are hooked up to drips

The pockets are large that they would hold a catheter bag discreetly. The material is good quality and it was light weight which made it comfortable to wear.

During chemotherapy I did get hot but that was due to the treatment room being quite stuffy. With the help of my mum we undid the poppers and the button on the shoulder which meant I could then take the top off whist still being connected to my drip which was really good. I could have done the popper myself but I found the button tricky since I only had one arm but it would be easy to ask for help of a nurse if you were in hospital. It was also easy to get back on again with the help of my mum when I then well chilly. 

Comfortble clothes to wear during chemo me wearing the cross over top with the poppers undone on the sleeve to get access to my pic line

The poppers gave the nurse easy access to my pic line

I wore the top on my way to the hospital and it felt as though i was wearing any normal day to day clothing. No one looked strangely at me and I was comfortable. 

  • Poppered sleeve openings from the cuff to the neckline allow most individuals to dress and undress independently even when connected to IV lines and drains, as well as easy access for examinations or treatments.
  • Interior pockets can hold small drains discreetly, while being viewed from the external pocket, in which personal items can be stored.
  • Waist belt allows closure at the right or left side as needed, and can be tied either around the body or simply infront.
  • Soft, natural fabric ensures maximum comfort and helps to regulate body temperature and odour. (Source : INGA Wellbeing)

Long Sleeved T-Shirt Top

I practically live in Pajamas when I am at home and again like the design of this top. This time it opens on the side and has a inside pocket. Still has the poppers for easy access.

  • Poppered sleeve openings from the cuff to the neckline allow most individuals to dress and undress independently even when connected to IV lines and drains, as well as easy access for examinations or treatments.
  • Discreet side openings give access to the chest area through which to pass drains, feeding tubes and monitoring devices, without snagging or pulling.
  • Interior pockets on the right-hand side can hold two small drains, or be opened up to accommodate one large drain, morphine driver or monitoring device.
  • Soft, natural fabric ensures maximum comfort and helps to regulate body temperature and odour. (Source : INGA Wellbeing)
long sleeved top with access to the side of abdomen for hospital stays

Ideal for someone who needs access to the side of the abdomen when in hospital

Womens Relaxed Trousers

These look so comfortable and ideal for anyone who has surgery on their legs or lower abdomen.

  • Front panel opens fully, providing access from waist to upper thigh to waist, and is fastened securely with buttons to ensure there is no risk of sudden exposure.
  • Leg outer seams are poppered from the ankle to mid-thigh and can be fully or partially opened as needed to allow access to catheter bags or for treatment or massages.
  • Wide-leg design hides drains and catheter bags strapped to the leg, and poppers on the ankle can be used to shorten the leg a little, if needed.
  • Broad waistband ensures comfort and fit even with changing waistlines.
  • Pockets can be used for small drains or for personal items, such as lipsyl or tissues.
  • Soft, stretchy, natural fabric ensures maximum comfort and helps regulate body temperature and odour. (Source : INGA Wellbeing)
comfortable woemsn trousers for hospital

Comfortable Trousers

Mens Long Sleeved TShirt

  • Front opening design enables easy dressing, and poppers rather than buttons means it is less fiddly to close.
  • Poppered sleeve openings from the cuff to the neckline allow most individuals to dress and undress independently even when connected to IV lines and drains, as well as easy access for examinations or treatments.
  • Discreet side openings give access to the chest area through which to pass drains, feeding tubes and monitoring devices, without snagging or pulling.
  • Interior pockets on the right-hand side can hold small drains, morphine drivers or monitors.
  • Soft, stretchy, natural fabric ensures maximum comfort and helps to regulate body temperature and odour. (Source : INGA Wellbeing)
mens tshirt for hospital

Mens Long Sleeves TShirt

Mens Relaxed Trousers

trousers for men in hospital

Groin Opening

  • Lightly elasticated waist belt at the back, together with adjustable poppers and buttons, ensure a comfortable fit.
  • Poppered fly opening enables quick access while also ensuring modesty.
  • Front panel opens fully, providing access from waist to upper thigh, and is fastened securely with buttons to ensure there is no risk of sudden exposure.
  • Leg outer seams are poppered from the ankle to mid-thigh and can be fully or partially opened as needed to allow access to catheter bags or to the leg for treatment.
  • Wide-leg design hides drains and catheter bag.
  • Internal and external pockets for personal items, such as wallet or tissues. (Source : INGA Wellbeing)

There are various care packages available for example the t-shirt and trousers as a combination.

How much do they cost?

The items range from £59.95 for the top to Care Packages of T-Shit, Cross over top and Trousers for £269.95 but they do have special offers so keep an eye out. Since I am on a tight budget I find these pricey but if you stay in hospital a lot then its the convenience you ate paying for. It convenient to feel as though you are wearing normal clothes and not having to remove clothing to have examinations and drips etc. They would make lovely given items for people with chronic illness or anyone who spends a lot of time in hospital I personally would love to receive any of the range.

They also dont just have to be worn during hospital stays if you are at home but have a care team come in you could wear for easy access to take bloods check wounds etc.

gift voucher for hospitl clothing range

Gift Vouchers are available

 

I was compensated with a complimentary item of clothing in order to write this review. It has not affected my opinion in any way. I generally like this product although it is out of my budget I would be happy to receive it as a gift if anyone wants to buy me anything!!! If you would like to purchase any of these products click here.

*Images provided by INGA Wellbeing (Apart from me modeling my cross over top)

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